There were lots of smiling faces in the villages when students at Donington Thomas Cowley High School and Kirton Middlecott School received their GCSE results.
Teachers at Thomas Cowley High School were celebrating the best ever set of results - placing the school nationally in the top 25 per cent.
Ninety-nine per cent of students gained at least five or more GCSE grades A*-G.
Forty-nine per cent of students gained 10 or more GCSE grades A*-C.
Martyn Taylor, headteacher, said: “The year group worked tremendously hard throughout their time at The Thomas Cowley High School. They have proved to be a credit to themselves and the school is thrilled that they have done so well.
“Congratulations are also due to the staff at the Thomas Cowley High School who dedicate themselves to ensuring that all students can be the best that they can be. They too have worked tirelessly to help all the students achieve these outstanding results.
“The results demonstrate yet again why so many parents want their children to attend The Thomas Cowley High School. They show clearly that students of all ability are given the opportunity, the expert assistance and the individual care in order to do well.”
Kirton Middlecott School’s new headteacher, Julia Garwood, is delighted 95 per cent of students achieved 5 GCSE results at A* - G.
The percentage of students achieving five or more passes at grade C or better, including mathematics and English, was 38 per cent.
Ms Garwood said: “It’s a fantastic accomplishment and compares very favourably with the national average.
“The on-going improvements in the school has allowed this year’s results to equal last year’s performance.
“All credit to the students for their endeavours and to the staff for their hard work.
“Success is contagious and the school fully intends to keep up the momentum of change, rigour and improvement.
“We will keep pursuing improvement, aiming for even higher results next year.”
Results are being published online on this website. For the full story and pictures, see Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.